Online Shopping Might Save Jobs

Published: 11/3/2017

Online Shopping Might Save Jobs

I read an interesting article this week about how online shopping might not be the bogeyman to jobs as most think. The article, posted on Inc.com, focused on the actual job creation from e-commerce companies like Amazon. Warehouses are popping up all over the country, filled with automation and plenty of new workers. With many e-commerce companies focusing on faster delivery times, more warehousing is expected in urban areas, creating more jobs to meet consumer demand. In fact, as the article points out, we are paying e-commerce companies to do what we used to – driving to a store, moving through aisles looking for a specific product, and even checking out. This has led to 400,000 jobs created in e-commerce over the past decade alone. However, as I’m always quick to point out, most shoppers still go into a store. Even this article states that retail sales are “expected to account for 17 percent of all retail sales” in 2022. Wherever you shop, it’s interesting to learn that jobs are still being created.

This has been an outstanding week here at the Chamber! We held an informative Let’s Do Breakfast & Learn on Wednesday with the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department on hand to teach folks how to deal with an active shooter situation. It was so informative, that we will be bringing an expanded session to the community next spring – watch for more info to come. We also kicked off this year’s Chamber Holiday Drive! We are proud to be supporting the ABCUSD’s Head Start Program, which helps hundreds of local kids and their families. Please consider donating to the Holiday Drive or even serving as a collection site. We’ll be giving the donations to the Head Start Program at our Holiday Luncheon set for December 7th at the Sheraton Cerritos Hotel.

Have a great weekend. Remember to turn those clocks back (Boooo!).

 

Scott

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Scott Smith 
President/CEO 

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